Purple Asparagus Presents the Kid's Corner at @GoodFoodFestChi

Lifestyle, Parenting
By Bob Benenson and Kim Nemire, FamilyFarmedPurple Asparagus — which will be presenting the Kids’ Corner at FamilyFarmed’s Good Food Festival in Chicago March 21 — is a nonprofit group that is dedicated to helping children develop good eating habits from the earliest ages.Unlike a certain purple dinosaur, Purple Asparagus is named...

Top Chefs Will Spark Interest in Pilot Light Program at FamilyFarmed’s Family-Friendly Good Food Festival #GFFChi

Lifestyle, Parenting
By Bob BenensonPilot Light is an innovative program, developed by some of the Chicago area’s leading chefs, that is helping Chicago Public Schools integrate food education and literacy into its students’ curriculum. For the most part, you are likely to get to observe the chefs’ delightful and insightful teaching lessons...

Chicago’s Good Food Festival: FamilyFarmed = Family-Friendly #GFFChi

Lifestyle, Parenting
by Bob Benenson *Photo Credit: Barry Brecheisen*There are many reasons to attend the 11th annual Good Food Festival on Saturday, March 21 at Chicago’s UIC Forum. There is an Exhibit Hall where you can meet about 150 great food and farm businesses and buy their wares.  There are great demonstrations by top chefs...

A Lion's Pride For Family Health

Parenting, Lifestyle
By Fredo Outlaw, Holistic Health Coach, Private Chef, Motivational SpeakerLet me tell you a story you may have heard before. There’s the lion and there’s the gazelle. The lion, even though being the king of the jungle, still has to wake up and go kill a gazelle. The gazelle knows...

Bring Back Date Night with @Sittercity and Momma Cuisine

Lifestyle, Parenting, DIY & Tips
You deserve a date night…and we can help! Momma Cuisine and Sittercity are teaming up to bring date night back with a special offer for first-time users.Date Night Now is Sittercity’s new program that connects North Side Chicago parents with local top sitters, available for babysitting — in advance or last minute...

Why It's Worth The Hassle to Take Your Kids Grocery Shopping

Parenting, Lifestyle
Kids Health: Why It’s Worth The Hassle to Take Your Kids Grocery ShoppingOur society has become so detached from the sources of our food that kids don’t realize their French fries comes from a potato or their favorite breakfast, bacon, actually comes from a pig. When typical American lives have become...

Dine Out This September To Make #NoKidHungry a Reality

Lifestyle, Parenting
    " Child hunger is a major problem in our country – but it’s solvable. Through state and city-based campaigns, we’re putting a stop to child hunger by connecting local families with the resources they need to provide their children with enough nutritious food to thrive. Be a part of the...

Dorm Tips 101

Lifestyle, Parenting
Dorm Tips 101 by KenmoreThe first year away from home will be full of new and exciting experiences, but there’s no reason they can’t bring a little bit of home with them. Home-cooked meals and freshly washed (and unshrunk!) clothes can still be enjoyed even with dorm living.Pass these tips...

General Mills Announces That Original Cheerios Are Now Non-GMO

Lifestyle, Parenting
VICTORY FOR CONSUMERS: GENERAL MILLS ANNOUNCES THAT ORIGINAL CHEERIOS ARE NOW NON-GMO (via PR Newswire)Consumers across the country took action with the GMO Inside Campaign to push General Mills to make Cheerios non-GMO WASHINGTON, Jan. 2, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- With 40,000 Facebook posts from consumers who took part in GMO Inside's...

Instagram Cooking With Kids | How To Clean a Bell Pepper

Parenting
  I love getting my kids in the kitchen. Whether it’s them physically helping me out, or simply watching me cook, or even just in the vicinity of the kitchen, I believe there are many lessons to be learned in cooking. On this night, I was trying to julienne some...

$10 OFF Your First Order From Door To Door Organics - Chicago

Lifestyle, Parenting
Door To Door Organics was a sponsor of Momma Cuisine’s segment on WGN NewsWe all love and support organic, local and artisan food. The problem (or excuse) can be that it’s not accessible, expensive and hard to find. Door To Door Organics, which you can find in the Tri-State, Kansas City, Colorado,...

{video} No Kid Hungry Bake Sale Hosted By My Daily Find Chicago

Lifestyle, Parenting
Share Our Strength – No Kid Hungry Bake Sale 2013 – Hosted by MyDailyFindChicago.comAccording to Share Our Strength one of every five children struggle with hunger.Hunger prevents kids from reaching their full potential. It’s an epidemic that’s threatening America’s future.More than 16 million kids in America live in households who struggle to put food on...

{school garden} VOTE for @MuirRanch and Help Shape the Future of Los Angeles

Parenting, Lifestyle
Muir Ranch in Pasadena, California is an urban farm taking up 2 acres of John Muir High SchoolIf I told you about a fabulous farm in sunny southern California, growing fresh flowers, vegetables and fruits and even delivers a CSA and provides food for school cafeteria lunches, what do you...

{kids health & parenting} Bullying In Schools - Don't Turn A Blind Eye

Parenting
As a daughter of a missionary, I always moved around as a kid. Going from school to school and having to make new friends every couple of years was tough. And I had my share for being bullied. The feeling of not having any control, and even worse, feeling like...

{pregnancy} Hyperemesis Gravidarum, Symptoms of Kate Middleton via @RushCopley @ABC7Chicago

Lifestyle, Parenting
Photo Credit: Rush Copley Medical GroupOur fascination with the royal family becomes hyper active especially when we think there is drama in the Palace. All this talk and concern about the Princess especially in her early stages of pregnancy has caused almost a world-wide panic about these symptoms!My personal OBGYN,...

#MCShowLIVE {Premiere Episode Line Up} Kids' Healthy Eating, October 9, 2012 @ 11 a.m. CDT

Lifestyle, Parenting
The premier episode of #MCShowLIVE is finally here and it is so exciting!! We have some great guests and giveaways lined up for you viewers and we hope you tune in on Tuesday, October 9, 2012 at 11 a.m. CDT, right here on the website.Kids Healthy EatingOur topic this week...

{Chicago} Local restaurant partners with @Common_Threads to inspire young chefs

Lifestyle, Parenting
Photo from ChefArtSmith.netChef Art Smith is well-known around the country for becoming Top Chef Master’s winning Top Chef in the series’ first season.The money he won from his winnings funded his charity of choice, which happens be his own, Common Threads. Common Threads teaches young, low income children cooking skills to help...

@NikkiWoods of the Tom Joyner Morning Show Contributor for Momma Cuisine

Lifestyle, Parenting
“If I’m the Hardest Working Man in Radio, she certainly gets the cape for being the hardest working Producer. I can’t think of anything but good. I completely trust her judgment and know that she brings her A game every day. You can see (the) result(s) of that in the...

by @DavidGrotto: Cocoatmeal Pancakes from @Hersheys #ModNatn

Lifestyle, Parenting
I first met David Grott0, RD at an event hosted by Chicagonista, MJ Tam at the Paint Chicago Red event sponsored by the California Strawberry Commission. There he taught me and the invited guests about the nutritional values of strawberries as well as got to sample some pretty amazing foods highlighting the star of the evening,...

{parenting} Keeping Kids Healthy During Summer Break

Lifestyle, Parenting
Now that it’s Summertime, the kids are lounging around the house and playing with the neighborhood kids. And if they’re anything like mine, they will pummel through a refrigerator full of food in one weekend!At school the kids have scheduled times to eat. (What they’re eating is a different blog...